Happy 4th of July from all us at The Rub. We thank you for all the support and can’t wait to continue celebrating our 10th year anniversary month with you over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, have fun in the sun with your friends and family. Stay safe ya’ll.

As a bonus, here is a live recording of DJ Eleven’s party Str8 West Coastin. Nothing says a BBQ or a pool party like some smoothed out West coast hip-hop. All you need is some St. Ides and an LA Raiders hat.

DJ Eleven & DJ Still Live – Live at Str8 West Coastin’ by Djeleven on Mixcloud

“Summer of The Rub” is officially here!!!! What better way to get this celebration started than releasing a new mix as apart of our buds over at Fool’s Gold Records’ “Foolcast” Podcast series?

Our kick-off party is this Saturday at Dekalb Market and it is going to be an absolute throwdown. We’re bringing out the big guns with DJ Neil Armstrong as well as Rich Medina to ensure your evening becomes a sweaty sing-a-long.

As for the podcast, well this is not your typical mix at all.

DJ Ayres explains: “There is a grocery store in Brooklyn called Food Town where they have a station that plays tons of 60s music and there is a lot of overlap with Vietnam movie soundtracks from when we were kids, like Platoon, Full Metal Jacket and the TV show Tour of Duty (its opening credits were to Paint it Black by the Stones). It’s a weird filter but it’s really powerful music. So anyway we came up with a big list and then narrowed it down to 1967-1973, took out the obvious “UBB Rock Breaks” (In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida) and the stuff which was too soft (Strawberry Letter 23), then we each mixed for 30 minutes and boom! Summer of The Rub Foolscast!”

Go download it (right click + save link) or stream it over HERE. Make sure you subscribe to Fool’s Gold “Foolcast” cause these guys are light years ahead of the curve with their artist curations.

The Rub – Summer Of The Rub by Brooklyn Radio on Mixcloud

Tracklisting after the jump:
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Summertime is officially here as our guy DJ Eleven releases his smoothed-out collaboration with Senor Kaos called “Da Bitchez 2012,” a very creative edit of Jeru The Damaja’s 1994 classic “Da Bitchez.” Impossible not to get nostalgic once those horns kick in. Perfect tune for those summertime cruises or BBQ’s.

Words from DJ Eleven: “The homie Señor Kaos and I just dropped our update of Jeru The Damaja’s “Da Bitchez”. In no way meant to disrespect women, we wanted to pay homage to Jeru and DJ Premier’s classic. Now 18 years after its release, Kaos and I re-visited and revamped it. This is the first track off Kaos’ EP, “Mama Said The Sun Rises In The Resurrection”, coming July 3rd, 2012”

Download it for Free below:

DJ Ayres – Pattern Recognition Mix for Aritzia

New mix from DJ Ayres for the site Aritzia. Terrific set of tunes that really showcase many new and current artists.

From Ayres: “Here’s a brand new mix of deepness for Aritzia! For this one I put together a set of electronic music with R&B vocals, R&B music with electronic production, and moody UK beats. Very post-future. Everything here is newish with the exception of Dreamer G.”

Tracklist after the jump.

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Friends of The Rub – DJ mOma

For our latest entry into “Friends of The Rub” we bring you a close friend and collaborator of ours, DJ mOma. One of NYC’s most prolific DJ’s for years now, mOma has played numerous Rub’s (including our huge NYE 2012 party) as well contributed to DJ Ayres’ Heavy Warmup Series.

Tomorrow night, we bring him back with us to crush our first official Saturday residency at The Bell House. He’ll be holding things down in the back bar all night. Gonna be rowdy.

We’re also big fans of his remix work and want to make sure all of you pick up his latest 2 tracks.

His “Love Forever” Michael Jackson rework brings the house down every time:

He just released this new one, a remix of the Fantasia song “Free Yourself” to get the dance floor grown n’ sexy:

Stay in touch with DJ mOma through his website HERE

April 2012 Mix (DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres)

No rest for the weary as we drop a new mix for you guys today with our friends over at Brooklyn Radio. Take a listen as we feature tracks by Oliver $, Jay Fay Ft. G-Eazy, Azealia Banks, Cee-Lo Green, Sticky Ft Natalie Storm and more…

The Rub – April 2012 (DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres) by Brooklyn Radio on Mixcloud


Our pal Mick Boogie is already well-known for putting out really solid mixtapes over the years, but the one he dropped today is getting tons of attention. “The Grand Royal Mixtape” is an extensive mix from the Beastie Boy catalog and absolutely worth a listen. The back story on the cover of this mix is also quite cool to read about, as he and photographer Jonathan Mannion worked together to recreate the Paul’s Boutique cover.

Mick Boogie – “The Grand Royal Mixtape” – (Direct Download)

Happy 4/20 – Devin The Dude

While we know many of you guys are celebrating the unofficial holiday of 4/20, we figured we should help y’all out by giving you the perfect soundtrack for all your festivities today.

Honestly, what better artist to listen to on 4/20 than Devin the Dude? Thanks to DJ Eleven’s hour-long “Eleven & The Dude mix,” we got you taken care of quite right. Tracklist after the jump.

Eleven & The Dude by Djeleven on Mixcloud

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“Friends of the Rub” continues this week with a friend that is near and dear to our Rub family, Sammy Bananas.

Sam has been one busy guy this year with multiple projects under his belt. Last week, he put out a new track “La Musica” that we’re big fans of and is available for free download. Grab it below!

Can’t forget to mention his Young Jeezy “I Do” bootleg, which has been a staple in DJ sets all over the festivals the past few months. Such an addictive tune! Also available for free download below:

He also has been working on a very noteworthy cause called “DJ’s for Climate Change.” He’s put in a ton of his personal time to make a difference, and this past year was his biggest ever. Read more about his cause: DJ’s for Climate Change

Full support from us for this endeavor.

Big congrats to Sammy on getting engaged this year as well! Sorry ladies, you’ll have to try and find another mustache out there. This one’s taken.

The fellas over at Turntable Lab invited us to come and record a set for their Radio show, so you know we had to deliver the goods. Tracklist below.

Turntable Lab Radio 010: The Rub


(DJ Eleven)
Touch – Sensitive Body Stop
Onra – The Perfect Match
Drop Out Orchestra – Emperor Tamarin
Linda Lewis – Class Style (DJ Pump Edit)
Kutcorners – Diamond feat. Curtis Santiago
Pitchben – Stand Up
AD.d+ – Mary Go (DJ Eleven remix)
Ghosts of Venice – Her (Bit Funk Remix)

(DJ Ayres)
Escort – All That She Is
Storm Queen – Look Right Through (Aeroplane Remix)
Genius of Time – Houston We Have A Problem
RCMP – Sweat & Loving (DJ Ayres Remix)
Young Jeezy – I Do (Sammy Bananas Remix) *Ayres’s Transition Edit
Nas – The Don
Lil Chuckee – Wop
Schlachtofbronx – Yuh Mumma
Valentino Khan & Will Bailey – Rukus
Bro Safari – Uncrushable (Jay Fay Remix)
Usher – Climax (Keys N Krates Remix)